Tweet Your Questions to Tim Peake

Written by: Elmtree Press

Astronaut Tim Peake is coming to the Museum of Science and Industry - and we'd love local schools to get involved!

School pupils can ask astronaut Tim Peake about his adventures in space during a special live event held as part of the Manchester Science Festival.

Tickets to the live Q&A, to be held at the Museum of Science and Industry, sold out in less than an hour. But to give more people the chance to be involved the event will be live streamed on the Manchester Evening News website, on the morning of Saturday 15 October from 10am.

School classes are encouraged to tweet their questions to Tim in advance using the hashtag #AskTimPeake. The best questions will be put to the spaceman by celebrity hosts Ricky and Leah Boleto, hosts of CBBC Newsround.

Send in your questions to @McrSciFest by noon on Friday 14 October to be part of the conversation.
Then you can tune in to the live broadcast or watch back on the Museum of Science and Industry’s YouTube channel to see if Tim answered your question!
The event is a trailblazer for the Manchester Science Festival, which includes dozens of family-friendly events such as a performance by the Robot Orchestra and a science jam at MediaCityUK where children can take part in loads of hands-on activities.
The main festival runs from 20 to 30 October. For more information, visit
The festival is sponsored by Siemens, as part of their Curiosity Project, alongside Educational Sponsor the University of Salford.

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